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FTC To Host Public Workshop On "Made In USA" Enforcement Program And Requests Public Comments From Interested Parties
Tomorrow, September 26, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a public workshop in Washington, ...
United States
3 Oct 2019
DHS Finalizes Public Charge Rule And Limits Its Applicability From Initially Proposed Regulation
DHS has announced that it has finalized the previously proposed rule on what immigrants are considered a "public charge." The final rule was published in the Federal Register yesterday.
United States
19 Aug 2019
USTR Considering Additional $4 Billion In European Products For Special Duties
The USTR will consider a second list of products, totaling $4 billion in imports, to include in its proposed duties of up to 100 percent ad valorem on EU imports.
United States
8 Jul 2019
President Trump Announces Plan For Immigration Reform
On May 16, 2019, President Trump announced broad parameters of an immigration plan to address border security, interior enforcement, asylum policy
United States
6 Jun 2019
Continued Developments In Challenges To Customs's Enforcement Of Section 337 Exclusion Orders In Disputes Before The U.S. Court Of International Trade
At the end of 2018, the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued an opinion in One World Techs., Inc. v. United States
United States
31 May 2019
USTR Increases Section 301 Tariffs On List 3 Products To 25% And Announces Additional Tariffs On Remaining Imports From China
Following a setback in U.S.-China trade negotiations, the USTR has increased the Section 301 List 3 additional duty rate on $200 billion of Chinese-origin products ...
28 May 2019
CIT: Neither Section 1592 Nor The Seventh Amendment Guarantees A Right To Have A Jury Determine The Amount Of Customs Penalties
In a variety of contexts, U.S. government agencies regulating international trade and the cross-border movement of goods and services possess significant civil and criminal penalty authority.
United States
10 May 2019
Importers To Face Additional Duties On European Goods
USTR has proposed to impose additional duties of up to 100 percent ad valorem on $21 billion of imports from EU member states as a result of a dispute concerning aircraft subsidies.
European Union
30 Apr 2019
DHS Finalizes Changes To H-1B Lottery, But Delays New H-1B Prefiling Registration System Till 2020
DHS has announced that it has finalized the previously proposed rule governing the H-1B lottery. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on January 31, 2019.
United States
14 Feb 2019
USTR Grants First Product Exclusion Requests From Section 301 Tariffs
In March 2018, following its investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. § 2411) ("Section 301")...
United States
8 Jan 2019
DHS Proposes New H-1B Prefiling Registration System And Changes To H-1B Lottery
Prior to submitting petitions for H-1B visas, employers first will be required to register electronically with USCIS during a designated registration period.
United States
13 Dec 2018
The New United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Raises Canada's And Mexico's De Minimis Thresholds, But The Reciprocal Treatment Provision Poses Risks To U.S. Express Carriers And Consumers
The new USMCA would increase Mexico's and Canada's de minimis thresholds for express shipments to $117 USD and $150 CAD for duty-free entry, respectively, and $50 USD and $40 CAD for tax-free entry, respectively.
United States
2 Nov 2018
DHS Proposes New Public Charge Rule
Applicants for a green card and for most nonimmigrant visas (including work, student and tourist visas) will be subject to the new DHS rule on "public charge" determination.
United States
15 Oct 2018
U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement Announced
On Sunday, September 30, President Trump reached an agreement with the governments of Canada and Mexico to revise and modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
United States
11 Oct 2018
European Court Of Justice: Intercompany Pricing Cannot Be Used For EU Import/Customs Purposes If Subject To Adjustments
A recent judgment of the European Court of Justice for bars the use of intercompany transfer prices for EU imports and EU customs duty purposes if (as is commonly the case) these are subject to retroactive adjustments.
European Union
12 Jan 2018
Census Begins Review Of Routed Export Reporting Requirement
The U.S. Bureau of the Census has issued a notice requesting comments on the definition of "routed export transaction" and the responsibilities of parties in routed export transactions.
United States
17 Oct 2017
CBP Provides The Trade Community With An Opportunity To Identify Regulatory Burdens For Possible Elimination Or Modification
Commentators should consider not only actual regulations, but also overly burdensome information collections.
United States
21 Sep 2017
Trump Administration Rescinds DACA Program
On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision to rescind the DACA program, which was originally adopted in 2012 and provided deferred action...
United States
12 Sep 2017
FDA Announces Import Staffing Change At International Mail Facilities
Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced that he was reallocating three dozen employees...
United States
21 Aug 2017
CBP Updates Regulations To Eliminate Consumptive Demand Exception To Prohibition On The Importation Of Goods Made With Forced Labor
On June 8, 2017, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule that removes the consumptive-demand exception from its regulations that implement the prohibition on the importation...
United States
19 Jun 2017
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